Dubbed one of the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Highland Park is a great place to live if you love vintage shops, hip bars, art galleries and cafes. The eastern border of this trendy neighborhood is created by the Arroyo Seco Parkway and the seasonal stream of the same name.

Pet owners frequent Hermon Dog Park, while the Highland Park Recreation Center and Garvanza Park are also popular destinations. Highland Park as a distinct neighborhood vibe, which is unique for LA. Many shops are locally owned, and if you walk into a business on York Boulevard and tell the owner where in Highland Park you live, you'll make an instant friend.

The Highland Park-Garvanza Historic Preservation Overlay Zone is the largest historic district in Los Angeles, and is home to approximately 50 historic and cultural monuments, including Galco's Soda Pop.

The neighborhood has primarily Latino demographics, although it has artistic and hipster enclaves as well. Because of its residents, Highland Park is often cited as having some of the best Mexican food in Los Angeles – the carnitas served by La Estrella food truck are legendary.